Four Mountain Home men have been arrested in Marion County over the past two days on drug related charges. According to Flippin Police Chief Dusty Smith and Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers, 28 year old Christopher Alsup, 27 year old Charles Shelley and 26 year old Michael Voran were arrested yesterday on various charges following a joint investigation by the police department and sheriff's office. Alsup has been charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of a communication device and Shelley is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond for both was set at $10,00 each. Voran was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, marijuana with his bond set at &895.
Smith says authorities set up a surveillance when it was learned that Alsup was traveling to Flippin to deliver $300 worth of methamphetamine. Alsup was pulled over along with two passengers, 27 year old Charles Shelley and 26 year old Michael Voran. During a search of the vehicle officers discovered items associated with the use and distribution of meth, all of the items had meth residue on them. Officers also found an amount of marijuana on Voran and located a handgun inside the vehicle. The handgun was seized and all three men were arrested without incident and taken to the Marion COunty Jail.
Today, 32 year old Richard Morton was arrested in Flippin and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and carrying a firearm in a public facility. He was arrested without incident and transported to Marion County Jail with bond set at $10,000.
Morton was arrested after being observed by Flippin Police at the city park. When he left in his vehicle, he was pulled over for a traffic violation. Officers searched the vehicle and found marijuana divided up in separate baggies. They also found marijuana paraphernalia and a handgun.